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Comment: Again, that pesky 5th Grade Reading Comprehension thing....

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Again, that pesky 5th Grade Reading Comprehension thing....

If you actually read my post, I said: "Many wars have been fought and many genocides have occurred for purely religious reasons and no other, and by that I mean the people doing the fighting were doing it as a religious act, no matter what those and power had in mind."

I agree that wars are conducted by those who want power and resources, of course. Anyone with a free brain knows that. But, they have used religion as the fuel to drive their armies, many times. To deny that is to deny history and truth. You started yelling without comprehending - the first sign of a controlled mind.

And no, Stalin's army and police didn't kill people because they were atheists, quite the opposite. And yes, Stalin killed to secure power, but not "because" of atheism. The Bulshevik revolution was driven many ways by religion. There are hundreds of examples of propaganda telling the people that "god" supported the workers and it was their divine right.

Mao killed precisely for religious reasons and his followers were convinced he was a son of god. So, again, those that did his killing were doing it, at least in part, for religious reasons.

A person doesn't commit genocide because they want corporations to get oil or to give their rulers power. They do it because they have been trained through religion and schools to justify it. Most of the command structure in the military has gone along with our genocide in the Middle East because they see it as a Christian cause and fighting "our" religious enemy. You can try to deny it, but that just makes you the blind one. Yes, the sheeple have been tricked, by 9/11 and propaganda. But, to deny that propaganda is religious in nature, is again showing you to be blind, not I.

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